04/24 – Operation Eagle Claw

Delta Force assaulters preparing for the rescue mission. Operators dressed in civilian clothes and concealed their weapons and ammunition beneath black-dyed BDU jackets. (Wikimedia Commons) On this day in 1980, Operation Eagle Claw - the US mission to rescue the 52 hostages held at the American embassy in Tehran, Iran - began after months of…

04/14 – Four Dead in Five Seconds

Downtown El Paso in the 1880s. During the "Wild West" period, El Paso was one of the most violent towns in the region. (Pinterest) On this day in 1881, the Four Dead in Five Seconds gunfight took place in El Paso, Texas. Earlier in the day, two cattle rustlers (thieves) under the employ of John…